Bank Holiday weekend weather: Forecasters predict rain across Norfolk

The Met Office has issued a warning about rain this morning. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The Met Office has issued a warning about rain this morning. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Those hoping to see some sizzling temperatures this bank holiday may be disappointed as forecasters predict that rain will dominate Norfolk's weather across the three days.

A weather front from the south will bring heavy showers across the region on Saturday and mixed with humid air this could lead to some thunderstorms inland. There is less chance of seeing a shower on Sunday, but it is likely that rain will be back with the county on Monday afternoon.

Chris Hill at UEA-based Weatherquest said that if people want to enjoy some dry weather over the weekend they should head for the coast.

'Across the bank holiday weekend, if you want to escape any showers it looks like the coast, especially north Norfolk, will be much drier then inland,' he said. 'Although the northerly winds will make it feel a lot cooler then inland but you are much less likely to see any rain there.'

Temperatures will stay between 17C and 19C which is slightly higher then average for this time of year but Mr Hill was quick to dismiss the claims that the county will see a three-month heat wave starting in June, which has been reported in the national media.

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It has been suggested that due to high pressure caused by the El Nino and La Nina weather pattern that the county would bath in temperatures above 30C throughout the summer but Mr Hill said it was impossible to say for sure.

'What has happened is that some people have looked at the weather pattern in the past and how that caused hot weather then predicted the same for this summer,' he said. 'You can't really starting predicting these things until at least ten days before.'

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